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  • 1. FallCommencement Exercises December 20, 2008
  • 2. Ua Ao Hawai‘i Words by Larry Kimura Chant melody by Kalena SilvaKau e ka wena o ke ao i ka lani The announcement of dawn appears as a glowing streak upon the heavens,He wekeweke i ka pö pilipuka It is a narrow opening in the darkness heralding the day,He ‘elele o ka poniponi hikina It is a messenger of purple glimmer from the east.Kau ke kähe‘a wana‘ao i ka ‘äla‘apapa Streaks of red stain long cloud formations,La‘i ana i luna o ke kükulu o ka lani lä Reposing serenely upon the pillars holding up the heavens;‘O ka‘u ia e huli alo nei i ka ulu ë I turn to gaze upon this, focusing on growth and the rising of a new day,‘Ae, ua ao ë. Yes, day has arrived.Hö mai lä kö mälamalama Bestow upon us your radiant lightI ka honua nei i ka mauli ola Here upon the earth, filled with the spirit of life.Ua ao Hawai‘i ke ‘ölino nei Hawai‘i is in the brightness of day, it shines, brilliantMai ka pi‘ina a ka welona a ka lä From its boundaries from the east to the west.Kähiko ‘ia i ka ‘ike manomano It wears as its finery a myriad of knowledge,Ka ‘ike köli‘u mai o kikilo mai Of deep insight from the depths of antiquity.‘O ka‘u nö ia ‘o ka pülama My sole duty is to embrace and to cherish,A pa‘a ma ka ipu o ka ‘ike ë. So it may be firm in the repositories of enlightenment.‘Ae, ua ao ë. Yes, day has arrived.He mele no Hawai‘i ua ao. This is a poem for Hawai‘i which has seen the light of day.
  • 3. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo 2008 Fall Commencement ProgramNew Gymnasium - Athletic Complex • 9:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2008 Prelude Hilo High School Band Mr. Armando Mendoza, Band Director GreetingsJudith Fox-Goldstein............................................................................ Commencement Coordinator ProcessionalPomp and Circumstance................................................................................Hilo High School Band Eldgar/Grundman Mr. Armando Mendoza, Band DirectorBrahms Finale Brahms/Bocook SalutationsWelcome...........................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at HiloUa Ao Hawai‘i......................................................................... Dr. Kalena Silva, Faculty & Students Kimura/Silva Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian LanguageThe Star Spangled Banner........................................................................................ Mrs. Terry Sever Smith/KeyHawai‘i Pono‘ï..................................................................... Hilo Showcase Singers and Assembly Berger/Kaläkaua Conducted by Ms. Amy YamasakiIntroductions...................................Dr. Rose Y. Tseng, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Address“Creating a Sustainable System in Hawai‘i is Our Responsibility”..........................Tara Anderson Candidate, Bachelor of Arts, English Keynote AddressThe Honorable Neil Abercrombie…................................ United States House of Representatives, Congressman Presenting the CandidatesDr. Phillip Castille....................................................................Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • 4. Bachelor DegreesDr. Rose Tseng.................................................................. Chancellor, University of Hawaiÿi at HiloRegent Carl Carlson.............................................................University of Hawai‘i Board of RegentsRegent Harvey Tajiri...........................................................University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents .Dr. William Steiner.............................................................................. Dean, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource ManagementDr. Randy Hirokawa..................................................................... Dean, College of Arts & SciencesDr. Marcia Y. Sakai..............................................................Dean, College of Business & EconomicsDr. Kalena Silva......................................................................Director, Ka Haka ÿUla O Keÿelikölani College of Hawaiian Language Certificate in Teacher EducationDr. Jan Zulich. ................................................................................................. Professor of Education . College of Arts & SciencesDr. Kalena Silva......................................................................Director, Ka Haka ÿUla O Keÿelikölani College of Hawaiian Language Masters DegreesDr. Donald Price...................................................Program Chair, Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental ScienceDr. Kalena Silva......................................................................Director, Ka Haka ÿUla O Keÿelikölani College of Hawaiian Language Mele for the UniversityPulelo Haÿaheo................................................................. UH Hilo Showcase Singers & Assembly Kamanä/Silva/Wilson/Bernadino Conducted by Ms. Amy Yamasaki AcknowledgmentsDr. Rose Y. Tseng............................................................. Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo RecessionalRecessional.....................................................................................................Hilo High School Band Charlie Hill Mr. Armando Mendoza, Band Director This document is available in alternate format upon request. This facility is wheelchair accessible, and sign language interpreters are located to the left of the stage.
  • 5. Keynote AddressBorn in Buffalo, New York, Congressman Neil Abercrombie earned a Bachelors degreein sociology from Union College in Schenectady in 1959. He moved to Hawai‘i in 1959,enrolled at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, and earned a Master’s degree in sociologyand his Ph.D. in American Studies.His career has been filled with a variety of occupations including a probation officer, agraduate teaching assistant, college lecturer, professor, construction apprentice programdirector, and special assistant to the State Superintendent of Education.Congressman Abercrombie began his public service in the Hawai‘i Legislature in 1974. Af-ter two terms in the State House, he served in the State Senate for eight years and chairedthe Senate Committees on Higher Education and Human Services. He also served on theHonolulu City Council from 1988 to 1990.He was originally elected to serve out an unexpired term in the U.S. House of Representa-tives in a 1986 special election. He returned to Congress by winning election to a full termin 1990 and has been re-elected in every election since then. He ranks 41 among 236 HouseDemocrats in seniority.He is currently Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Air and LandForces, which oversees the Air Force and Army, and a senior member of the House Natu-ral Resources Committee, which has wide-ranging responsibilities over native people’s is-sues and our national parks, forests, wilderness areas, oceans, and the energy and mineralresources they contain.Congressman Abercrombie has used his seniority in Congress to establish relationships onboth sides of the aisle and secure congressional authorization for more than $3 billion inHawai‘i military construction projects, millions more for transportation infrastructure, andsupport for Hawai‘i’s visitor industry. The Congressman is also credited with securingfederal funding for a variety of research contracts in Hawai‘i that have helped to grow thelocal high technology and alternative energy industries and overall state economy.He has been a tireless advocate for improving the quality of life for military personnel andtheir families, including military pay raises, better retirement benefits, health care im-provements, and modern housing. In 2007, Congressman Abercrombie was a leader in shifting military priorities, movingbillions of dollars into an urgent program of building, equipping and transporting MineResistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to U.S. troops in combat in Iraq. Thesevehicles were designed to survive roadside bomb blasts and other attacks, and have beencredited with literally saving thousands of U.S. lives.He also co-authored Blood of Patriots, a mystery novel focusing on the role of money inelectoral politics, with Richard Hoyt. Congressman Abercrombie is married to Dr. NancieCaraway who is also an author and educator.Congressman Abercrombie was an early and key supporter of President-elect BarackObama. His ties to Obama date back to his college days when he attended classes withand befriended Obama’s parents, Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Sr. He is the onlymember of Congress to have met Obama when he was a child. Student AddressTara Anderson, the 2008 student speaker, is an English major with a passion for writing. Sheis also pursuing a minor in marine science and a Marine Option Program certificate.Born and raised in the small Alaska fishing town of Cordova, Anderson is a three-timemember of the Dean’s list, a prolific writer and a member of UH Hilo’s newly formedFreedom Equality Movement club.Her commencement speech will focus on the capability and necessity for Hawai‘i to becomesustainable and the responsibility of the graduating class to contribute to that effort.
  • 6. A Message From The Student Association President “ Man’s dilemma---now and always--- has been that he misidentifies his own intellectual artifacts as reality. But these artificial suppositions are merely the products of an arbitrary point of perception. The inadequacy of the answers we receive is a direct consequence of the limitations implicit in the viewpoints of the questioner. Slight errors in the formation of questions result in gross errors in the answers that follow.” - Dr. David HawkinsThere are many ways to educate a human. Rules and expertise can disconnect us from ourintuitive knowing. Self-discovery on a micro and macro scale is being published in “how to”manuals. Our “education has been primarily spelled out in textbooks and instruction manuals.”I want to see a re-awakening in humanity which will regenerate our connective understandingwithin the whole.We need to emanate knowledge from our intuitive core. I love the word, emanate. It is a word thatsuggests glowing power from an inner source point. To emanate is to find alignment with purposeand natural divineness. I picture a person with an amber glow filtering through their skin andcreating an aura of rays.Education is the individual’s connection with the whole. It is a privately public experience.Education must start in our source and emanate to the world around. Keep the connection strong. Lani Dawn Thru-Fine President, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association A Message From The Alumni Association PresidentDear Graduates,On behalf of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association, I want tocongratulate you on your fine academic achievements. Today we commemorate your time here atUH Hilo, and you will undoubtedly reflect on the many memories you have created here. I urgeyou to take pride in recognizing the diverse talents of your fellow schoolmates, and give them yourcongratulations as well.Today we are all faced with a challenging economic environment. A shaky financial and labormarket awaits you. However, armed with your degree and a positive attitude, you will be well-equipped to succeed in your chosen career. You have taken the necessary step: earning a collegedegree to enable this reality.I encourage each of you to stay connected to your alma mater. The University of Hawai’i at HiloAlumni and Friends Association provides opportunities for alumni in the local community to cometogether for social and intellectual enrichment. We rely on the collective strengths and capabilitiesof our members to create a strong, perpetual bond between former students and the University.It is this “UH Hilo ‘Ohana” that wishes you, the Fall 2008 Graduating Class of the University ofHawai’i at Hilo, the very best in all your future endeavors.CONGRATULATIONS and ALL THE BEST! Sincerely, Kapena Lum Financial Advisor, American Savings Bank President, UH Hilo Alumni and Friends Association UH Hilo, BBA 2002
  • 7. Candidates for Graduation Doctor of Philosophy Catherine Anne Edmonds Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization “The Reliability and Validity of the Mäori Language Proficiency in Writing Test: Kaiaka Reo Year 8.” Master of Arts - Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölaniKekoa Lloyd Harman Myoung-Ja Hwa Kananinohea K.C. Kawai‘ae‘a Hawaiian Language and Literature Hawaiian Language and Literature Maka‘imoku “Lamakü: Ka ‘Imi Na‘auao Me Ka Piko‘u Indigenous Language and Culture Hawai‘i, He Noi‘ina Polokalamu Kälä Education Hele Kulanui Hawai‘i” Master of Arts - College of Arts & SciencesKathy Lynn Gollaher Tamia Maria McKeague Lovina Haunani Moevao Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology Counseling Psychology “Problematic Relationships, Depression “Alternative Education with At Risk Ado- and Anxiety during the Transition to lescents in Hawai‘i: A Follow-up Study on Adulthood” Lanakila Learnin g Center Students” Master of Science - College of Arts & SciencesBrandon Cody Chapin Raymond Benjiman McGuire Abelardo Antonio Rojas Tropical Conservation Biology & Tropical Conservation Biology & Umaña Environmental Science Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology &Rogelio Ernesto Doratt “Does the invasive tree, Falcataria moluc- Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & cana, facilitate high population densities of the invasive Puerto Rican treefrog, Amy Sanae Shimabukuro Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & Eleutherodactylus coqui?”Margaret Elizabeth Mikahala Environmental Science Blake David McNaughton Farias Tropical Conservation Biology & Steven Kazunori Souder Tropical Conservation Biology & Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science Environmental Science Environmental Science “A Biological and Social Examination of “Variation in the trap gene of Plasmodium “Host specificity and biology of Syphraea the Opelu (Decapterus sp.) fishery in West relictum: Prevalence of single nucleotide uberaben sis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Hawaii, Hawaii Island.” polymorphisms in infected amakihi for the potential biological control of (Hemignathus virens) on the east side of Lucas H. Mead Tibouchina herbacea (Melastomataceae) Hawaii Island” Tropical Conservation Biology & in Hawaii” Environmental ScienceHolly Jessop James R. Tait “Surface water metabolism in a tropical Tropical Conservation Biology & Tropical Conservation Biology & estuary, Hilo Bay, Hawai`i, USA, during Environmental Science Environmental Science storm and non-storm conditions.” “Sibling Sea Urchin Species of the Genus ”Variation of sediment trace elements and Echinothrix in Hawai‘i: Morphology, Michelle Noelani Norman stream nitrate isotope ratios with land Genetics, & Ecology” Tropical Conservation Biology & use in the Waiulaula and Hilo Bay Water- Environmental Science sheds, Hawai’i Island, Hawai’i.”Colby Michelle Kearns “Falcataria moluccana and E. coqui alter Tropical Conservation Biology & Simona Vaduvescu the decomposition rates and the decom- Environmental Science Tropical Conservation Biology & poser community in a Hawaiian forest” “Recreational Use and Impact Assess- Environmental Science ment for Richardson’s Ocean Park, Hilo, Lauren Kaiulani Pagarigan “Development of a passive diffusive sam- Hawai‘i” Tropical Conservation Biology & pling device for time-integrated assess- Environmental Science ment of atrazine in Hawaiian streams”Brian Kettl “HSP70 gene and protein expression in the Tropical Conservation Biology & Hawaiian coral, P. meandrina, exposed to Environmental Science long-term nutrients and elevated sea water Internship Option temperature” Leayne D’Andrea Patch- Highfill Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science “Estimating Genetic Diversity of Palila (Loxioides bailluei) and Familial Relation- ships of Helper Males”* Honors Candidate
  • 8. College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management Bachelor of Science in AgricultureJamie Samantha Bean Melanie Dee Herring Eron Bruce MartanGregory Arthur Bottjen Kristen Chiemi Kehau Higa Brandan Asakichi Nakamoto*Lisa Akiye Ebesugawa Joseph Hajime Ito Mary Carver SerainNainoa Jason Taylor Goo Morgan Matthew Johnson Christina Marie SlossKelly Jo Green* Kendrick K.O.W. Loo, Jr. Jason George Cook Tripp Academic Subject CertificateLisa Akiye Ebesugawa Melanie Dee Herring Brandan Asakichi Nakamoto Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue CultureNainoa Jason Taylor Goo Morgan Matthew Johnson Jason George Cook Tripp Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Plant Tissue Culture Kendrick K.O.W. Loo, Jr. Plant Tissue Culture College of Arts & Sciences Bachelor of ArtsCatherine Louise Abellera Dustin Kuhina Kenji Broad Joseph Brian Davis Psychology Administration of Justice CommunicationMaelan Kaleolani Abran Jeffrey Charles Brown Jordan K.H. Day Political Science Sociology Kinesiology & Exercise ScienceKeshia Leiana Adolpho Jessie Lahela Burgess Jadee-Marie K. DeLima Political Science and Administration Biology Psychology of Justice Shawn K. Byrd Hana Ann Denning*Dianne Marie Corpuz Agbigay Psychology Administration of Justice Psychology Josephine Carl Chanel Beatrice LeialohaJunior Aini Political Science DePonte Political Science Risa Michelle Carles* PsychologyVincent Paul Alvarado English Randi Marie Devine Sociology William Thomas Carrell PsychologyTara Ashlynn Anderson Japanese Studies Matthew Richard Kamakana- English Lea Nicole Carrico makamaemaikalani DillTimothy Wade Andrade Marine Science Communication Biology Sandy Puanani Carvalho* James Scott DoolittleKris Liane Aoki Performing Arts Mathematics Sociology Michelle Christine Charlston Dana Lee DowningChaun Lavell Ballard Psychology Psychology Psychology Wei-Yu Chen Tim Timberlake DuBoisAllen Bryant Bartolome Communication Biology Administration of Justice Young Ah Choi Charity Lee KuuipoleimamoAdmir Becirovic Mathematics Dudoit Political Science Laurie Haynes Coberly PsychologyCheyenne Bianchini Psychology Amy Lee Dunn* Communication Matthew Paul Kaho‘okele Coelho Marine Science and Natural ScienceIan Robert Bledsoe Natural Science Yardley Samantha Duran- Linguistics Mariama Onike Cole McMillenKule‘a Lester Ka‘eo Bondallian Administration of Justice and Psychology Art Political Science Amanda Kay EasleyKimberly Marie Bott Albert Cortes, Jr. Marine Science Physics Geography Chelsie Lehuanani EvansChristina Rose Kainoe Bottrell* Matthew Adam Czarnota Psychology Anthropology and Philosophy Mathematics Kendrick K. FarmMarita Laren Bradley Ashley Lehiwa Davis Psychology Sociology Psychology Aileen Abalonya Fa‘afili* Honors Candidate Psychology
  • 9. Bachelor of ArtsRyan Richard Tavares Fer- Amberly Jewelle Javar Yuko Miyazato* reira Sociology Psychology Marine Science Asher Mandisa Jendayi-Wohl Shellie Akiko MizunoLaura Maxine Foster Psychology Philosophy and Anthropology Geography Jennifer Brook Johansen Theresa Ann MockSherry Kana Fujii Biology Anthropology Communication Kenneth Bert Johnston Michael J. MorganKelsey T. Fukuda Anthropology Political Science Natural Science Isabelle Eve Jonland Naoki MorozumiNicole Reneé Gaglianese Psychology Linguistics Psychology Elizabeth Leina‘ala Kahahane Doris Bucaneg MosuelaKimberly Galigo Anthropology Communication Political Science Jodi Lynn Ka‘ehukai Kalawe Aaron Seichi Nakamura-Alan Michael Gallion* Psychology Weiser English Tiana Lee Malia Kaluhiwa CommunicationPaul Feodor Gebauer Sociology Yuri Narita Communication Justin Damian Kauhl Liberal StudiesWarren Giles Linguistics Kristen Kiana Naylor Art Erin Chieko Kawakami* CommunicationRosemary E. Greenway Natural Science Luzdary Tamayo-Diaz Nelson Communication Desiree Mahealani Ka‘ae BiologyMichelle Dawn Gruszczynski Administration of Justice Ranae Nitura Marine Science Allan Robert Keefe, Jr.* Marine ScienceChristine Michelle Gumbs* Liberal Studies Nicole Malia Olayon* Communication Ata Ul Hadi Khan Kinesiology & Exercise ScienceBrittany Rae Hamblin Physics Michelle Lorene Olsen Kinesiology & Exercise Science Jordan Leimomi Kiaha Marine ScienceSharla-Ann K.S.N. Harada Sociology Rowena Lehua Kahawai Ota Psychology and Sociology Kelly Ann Kile PsychologyKawa Tangpo Harijan Sociology Deanne Patrice Communication Mataio King Psychology and EnglishKaori Hayama Geography Tiffany Mariko Pömaika‘i Linguistics Geary Gavin Krueger PavaoEdmund Michael Hayley Sociology Psychology English Bryner P. Kulian Ryan Andrew PetersChristopher James Hebb Communication Communication Environmental Studies Michelle Nicole Lawrence Claude Claude PhillipPaula Zoe Helfrich* Psychology and Administration of Political Science Anthropology Justice Rodney Wichep PhillipCrystal Anne Hendricks Amber Margaret Lee Political Science Psychology Political Science Robin Carol PhillipsJonelle Breann Herman Christopher George Lee English Marine Science Linguistics Laura Ashley PonceMaria Ann Hew Len Karlie Lei‘ilima Lewis Biology Political Science Psychology Albin De Peralta QuitorianoKristen Chiemi Kehau Higa Linda Henoheanäpuaonälani Liberal Studies Biology Linker Meghan Marie Rau PsychologyChristopher Mitsuo Hirata Marine Science Kinesiology & Exercise Science Taralee Jo Mabry Joeleen Riklon Administration of JusticeChrystal Kehaunani Mei-Ling Psychology Hodson Diveena Seshetta Marcus Julie Robertson Psychology Philosophy Psychology and Administration ofChieko Horii Francisco Mariano Justice Psychology Administration of Justice Kimberly Priscilla Rodas*Tzu-I Hsia Rebekah Gabrielle McKoy Psychology Performing Arts Liberal Studies Brandon Santos RodriguezShauna Lei Ige Ernest Mahi Medeiros Administration of Justice Psychology Psychology and Anthropology Talan Zantekin RosamYoko Isoda Kareen K. Medeiros Art Marine Science Administration of Justice Lydia Jewell Rua* Tomas Mikulasek Linguistics Liberal Studies* Honors Candidate
  • 10. Bachelor of ArtsTracy Michelle Ryan Nicole Tomiko Tachibana Jacqueline Carol Van Blarcom Mathematics Marine Science BiologyKeisuke Sasada Sisavaii Nadine Taisali Ellen Grace Van Bockern* Mathematics Sociology Administration of Justice and SociologyJeffrey Roger Schmidt Attila Frigyes Takacs Art Communication Davin James Vicente BiologyKarla Diana Schultz Cullen Hajime Takai Psychology Psychology Houston Curry Wade GeographyMuti Arno Selifis Abigail Norah Lemang Political Science Taleng Melissa Keiko Watanabe PsychologyMelegalenu‘u Sene Psychology Psychology Elsha Carol Makalapua Karen Ann Wessels* AnthropologyMariarosa Talatoupuosamo- Tivera* ailemalo Seumalo Kinesiology & Exercise Science and Biboon Withyachumnarnkul Sociology Psychology Marine ScienceCheongEun Shim* David Benjamin Tomich Jody Yamada Japanese Studies and Linguistics Psychology PsychologyBrandon Tyler Simmons Jason Ryan Trimble Lisa Keiko Nani Yamamoto Administration of Justice Marine Science and Political Science PsychologyAmber Lynn Spaulding* Jessica Lauren Witherill Melissa Yukiko Yamanaka English Communication TuckerLindsay Beth Strick Psychology Shiela Yoma Yangilmau English Communication Brandi Lee Ke‘ala TulangKristen Mei-Li Suwa Mahuna Jared Michael Yore Psychology Psychology PsychologyDeborah Carin Swartz* Stephanie Tegan Tyrna Malvin J. Zimbra, Jr. Performing Arts Psychology Psychology Jermy Uowolo Geography Kyle Yoshio Fujimoto Usui Art Bachelor of ScienceKimberly Marie Bott Solomon Kawika Ho Anthony Mario Marzi Astronomy Astronomy Computer ScienceSebastian Jesse Bronner Andrew Honma Justin James Stevick Astronomy Biology AstronomyBrooke Lois Brown Tinteru Matsumoto Kahiki- Daniel Frank Valle Environmental Science naokala Jack GeologyKainana Sachi Francisco* Computer Science Houston Curry Wade Environmental Science Luke Jack Linhoff Astronomy Biology Academic Subject CertificateKris Liane Aoki Amber Margaret Lee Janelle Sina Cuaderno Navarro Women’s Studies International Studies (Relations) E-Commerce Technology & BusinessRachel Erin Forsberg Diveena Seshetta Marcus Attila Frigyes Takacs Teaching English as a Second Women’s Studies E-Commerce Technology & Business Language Anthony Mario Marzi Database Management Certificate in Teacher Education Bridget A. Frederick Unchalee Rimando Elementary Education Secondary Education* Honors Candidate
  • 11. College of Business & Economics Bachelor of Arts in EconomicsMellisa Beijang Andrew Adelman Moses Joseph Stephen Colin Morrison*Jason Michael Frederick* Tyler Joseph Martines Kenneth Leonardo Mwailir Leonard Minami Bachelor of Business AdministrationAna Carolina Ardila Cuervo Yoonhee Nikki Kang Travis Avery Sobers Business Administration Business Administration Business AdministrationStephen Kenneth Kaoo Devang Deepak Mehta Shelly Nainoa Toledo Benevides Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Janelle Sina Cuaderno Leona Tuiono‘ulaPaul Feodor Gebauer Navarro Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Shannon Hailey Wibberley*Kristin Ann Hallgrimson Liza K.U. Osorio Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Patrick James WillrodtAaron Masaji Hatada Christine Michelle Poytress Business Administration Business Administration Business Administration Chad Tatsuo YoshidaCalvin Clyde Makaniokalani Ryan Akira Shiroma Business Administration Higa, Jr. Business Administration Huixian Shang Yu Business Administration Accounting Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language & Literature Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian StudiesEsme Gwyn Damon Luana Lee Ann Kawa‘a Linda Henoheanäpuaonälani Linker Academic Subject Certificate Jessie Lahela Burgess Basic Hawaiian Culture Certificate in Teacher EducationAlicia A. Kapololu Puakahiki K. Lauano Robyn Kazuko Kahealani Indigenous Teacher Education Indigenous Teacher Education Tanimoto Indigenous Teacher Education Honor Societies Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Association Honor Society Shannon H. Wibberley Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Stephen C. Morrison
  • 12. AcknowledgmentsAnnouncers............................................................Ms. Kainoa Ariola and Mr. Kalani Makekau-WhittakerUniversity Congress.............................................................................................................Dr. Sevki ErdoganProcessional Marshals................................................................................................ Performing Arts MajorsFaculty Marshals.........................................................................................................................Dr. Susan Jarvi Dr. Tam Vu Dr. Harry HennesseyUshers ........................................................Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Ms. Sharay Uemura, CoordinatorsFacilities............................................................................................................... Athletics; Auxiliary Services;Student Speaker Committee . ....................................................................................Ms. Rayna Morel, ChairProgram...........................Academic Affairs; Administrative Affairs, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resources Management; Bookstore; College of Arts & Sciences; College of Continuing Education & Community Service; Communication Department; Disability Services; Graphic Services; Ka Haka ÿUla O Keÿelikölani College of Hawaiian Language; Media Services; Office for Student Affairs, Office of the Chancellor; Performing Arts Department; UH Hilo Student Association; Office of University RelationsSign Language Interpreters...................................................... Ms. Malina Dravis-Tucker, Ms. Lynn Pena A warm MAHALO to those whose valuable efforts contributed to the planning of the Fall 2008 Commencement: Vice Chancellor Philip Castille, Assistant Vice Chancellor Kenith Simmons, Mr. Rob Abe, Ms. Bridget Awong, Mr. James Cromwell, Mr. Walter Dudoit, Mr. Joseph Estrella, Ms. Judith Fox-Goldstein, Ms. Myrtle Hara, Ms. Karla Hayashi, Ms. Marcia Heller, Mrs. Lynda Hirakami, Mr. Ken Hupp, Ms. Jan Iyo, Ms. Jackie Pualani Johnson, Ms. Alyson Kakugawa‐Leong, Ms. Kauanoe Kamanä, Mr. Kolin Kettleson, Dr. Richard Lee, Ms. Gail Makuakäne-Lundin, Ms. Justina Mattos, Mr. Armondo Mendoza, Mr. James Mellon, Mr. Kallen Miyatake, Mr. Craig Mori, Mr. Curtis Nishioka, Mr. John Oshima, Ms. Lennett Pavao, Ms. Yuyok Pearring, Mrs. Terry Sever, Ms. Jenny Shimizu, Ms. Susan Shirachi, Mr. Richard Short, Dr. Kalena Silva, Mr. Bryan Simmons, Ms. Janis Shirai, Dr. Robin Takahashi, Ms. Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Ms. Sharay Uemura, Ms. Jenny Wakida, Ms. Susan Yugawa, Ms. Cathy Zenz, Dr. Jan Zulich, the staff & students of Nawahïokalani‘opu‘u, and Hui Ka Ua for the kukui leis provided for graduation candidates. Academic Regalia & ProcessionThe wearing of academic gowns, mortarboards, hoods and tassels originated in Europe during the Middle Agesand since the end of the 19th century, it has been an integral feature of the commencement ceremonies in theUnited States. Here at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, we also continue the tradition of marching in academicregalia. Indeed, the colorful procession of faculty is marked by distinctive caps and gowns from universitiesworldwide, the velvet facing of the hoods indicating the specific field of study. Similarly, the color of the tasselworn by today’s graduation candidates reflect their major.Maize.........................................................Agriculture Lemon.............................................. Library ScienceWhite...................................Arts, Letters, Humanities Kelly Green.................................................MedicineDrab.....................................Business Administration Pink.................................................................. MusicSilver Gray........................................ Communication Apricot..........................................................NursingCopper...................................................... Economics . Dark Blue................................................Philosophy .Light Blue....................................................Education Sage Green.................................Physical EducationOrange.................................................... Engineering Peacock Blue......................... Public AdministrationBrown........................................................... Fine Arts Golden Yellow...............................................ScienceMaroon............................................Home Economics Cream.................................................Social ScienceCrimson..................................................... Journalism Citron.................................................... Social Work .Purple................................................................... Law
  • 13. The Star-Spangled Banner Poem by Francis Scott Key Music by John Stafford Smith Oh, say, can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that Star‐Spangled Banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Hawai‘i Pono‘i Music by Henri Berger Lyrics by David Kaläkaua Hawai‘i pono‘ï Hawai‘i’s very own, Nänä i kou mö‘ï Look to your sovereign lord, Ka lani ali‘i Your chief that is heaven‐born, Ke ali‘i. Who is your king. Hui: Makua lani ë Protector heaven‐sent, Kamehameha ë Kamehameha great, Na käua e pale To vanquish every foe Me ka ihe. With conquering spear. Hawai‘i pono‘ï People of Hawai‘i’s land, Nänä i nä ali‘i Look to your native chiefs, Nä pua muli kou Your sole surviving lords, Nä pöki‘i. The nation’s pride. Hawai‘i pono‘ï People of Hawaiian stock, E ka lähui ë My nation ever dear, ‘O käu hana nui With loins begirt for work E ui ë. Strive with your might.
  • 14. Pulelo Ha‘aheoWords by Kauanoe Kaman¯ , Kalena Silva, William H. Wilson aMusic by Haunani BernardinoPulelo ha‘aheo ke ahi a nä lehua a‘o HiloHilo o ka m¯ lamalama, lamak¯ o nei ao a uKa ua Kanilehua ka‘u e pülama mau aiHilo i ka uluwehiwehi, wehi kau i ka wëkiuHui:E kü a‘e e Hilo, lei i ka na‘auaoHo‘okahi ka umauma, ho‘okahi pu‘uwai.English Translation by Kauanoe Kamanä, Kalena Silva, Kenith Simmons, William H. WilsonLehua blossom flames leap high above Hilo,Hilo, proud bearer of the torch of wisdom, light for all to share.I shall always cherish the Kanilehua rain;Hilo, lush with vegetation, a lei reaching to the highest peaks.Chorus:Rise up, O Hilo, wear proudly the mantle of enlightenment;Let us stand united in purpose, mind and heart.
  • 15. New Gymnasium - Athletic Complex map All restrooms indicated are wheelchair accessible.Parents, Relatives and Friends,To find your graduate after the commencement exercises, look for the firstletter of his or her last name which is posted on the outside walls of this gym.Congratulations to all of you!